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Catalog Number WF 0088
Description Hand-colored postcard with a view from Cap Sante toward northwest, downtown Anacortes, and Guemes Island. Several important structures are visible. Left to right: Methodist Episcopal Church (red/pink church at far center left) on corner of 8th and R; above church, and just to right, I.O.O.F./Opera House on 6th between O and N (tall white building with 3rd story at rear); Pioneer Hotel on NW corner of Commercial and 6th (white building); Vendome Hotel on NE corner of Commercial and 6th (white building with black dome); white McNaught Building to right of tall tree at center; red brick Platt Building. This view of downtown from Cap Sante is very similar to WF 0087; it appears to be a view just slightly north of that photo. Railroad trestle is missing, however; small piers remaining to the east of the trestle may be remnants of Cap Sante motor bridge that was dismantled in 1896. The 4-23-1896, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "The motor bridge between 10th St. and Cap Sante is being dismantled. Workmen have removed the planking and doubtless the heavy timbers will follow." The date of the photo is based on the lack of Moyer's Keystone Building at NE corner of 7th and Commercial Avenue; the first Moyer building was built in 1891 and dismantled about 1906, while the second (and current) Moyer "Keystone" Building was completed in 1910. See also WF 0089. Photo was one of many taken by Anacortes photographer Charles Judd as part of a portfolio entitled "Views Along the Line of the Proposed Anacortes, Sedro Woolley, and Eastern Railway." (In museum's collection: see D.X.115) Date of 1907 is attributed to following article from 7-11-1907, ANACORTES AMERICAN, "Judd is upriver at Rockport and his studio will be closed for a time. He will be taking photos of railroad and mining interests." Judd specialized in hand-tinting his black and white photos.
Date 1907 c.
Photographer JUDD, Charles LeRoy
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Cap Sante
Cap Sante motor bridge
Guemes Island
I.O.O.F. Opera House
Keystone Building
McNaught Building
Methodist Episcopal Church
Pioneer Hotel
Platt Building
railroad trestle
Vendome Hotel
Object Name Postcard